Stacy laid to rest
am | Published:5/19/2010 11:34 am
Va. (ABC 4 News) - Funeral services were held for Ethan Stacy, a
4-year-old boy whose body was found in a remote Utah mountain area last
service follows a wake held for Ethan on Tuesday night in Grundy,
Virginia near the home of Ethan's father, Joe Stacy.
than 250 people attended the service inside the funeral home, and
most followed a procession to the Clinch Valley Memorial Cemetery in
nearby Richlands, Virgina for the interment.
at the service did not recognize two attendees, who kept to
themselves and stayed inside their truck during most of the interment
were Stephanie Sloop's parents, John and Katrina Busby from
Florida who stepped out of the truck to console Joe Stacy at the
briefly spoke with the media after the service, saying he was
angry about Ethan's death and the abuse he suffered. Even so,
Stacy said he put his anger aside for the day to honor his son.
expressed gratitude for all the support he's received in the past
week, saying he, "...never realized how many good people there are in
Stacy also said he's having a difficult time facing the reality of
mother and stepfather, Stephanie and Nathan Sloop were arrested
and face charges related to the death and alleged abuse of the boy.
body was found in Weber County near the Powder Mountain Ski
resort last Tuesday after the Sloops called police claiming the boy had